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    How can I fix a stuck bleeding radiator valve?


    I have a radiator which seems to have a stuck bleeding valve. I want to let some air out, but the valve won't budge. There has been no change to the radiator itself or how we’ve been using it recently, so I’m not sure what could have caused it to be so tight recently.
    Are there any usual causes for the valves getting stuck? Could I fix this myself?

    Asked by Akinfolayan on 1st Nov 2019
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    The 24hr Plumber

    "You can either persevere and try to use long nose pliers to remove the bleed valve and replace it, or you may have to replace the section with a new bleed valve insert if it’s possible. If neither of these are available to do, you would have to replace the radiator."

    Answered on 16th Jan 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    D & S Plumbing & Heating

    "It may be stuck because it has never been used and the water has made it hard to open. You would need to drain the radiator and replace the whole bleed valve with a new one."

    Answered on 5th Nov 2019 - Member since Oct 2018 - report
    P Bradley Plumbing & Heating

    "Close the valves on both sides of the radiator. Then loosen the whole bleed valve with a spanner making sure you have something underneath to catch the water. Once the water has stopped running from the valve take it out and replace with new. Then bleed the radiators of air."

    Answered on 13th Jan 2020 - Member since Nov 2018 - report

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